I've been invited to speak at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester at 7.30pm this evening. The event will debate the steps being taken by businesses to reduce their carbon emissions and the role that Government can play helping them.
You can find the details of this event below. If you are in Manchester it would be great to see you there.
Tuesday 6 October, 7:30pm
Location: DODS Marquee 2, Manchester Centre
Organisations: DODS – The House Magazine and ePolitix.com in partnership with the IET and CMI
About the partner organisation:
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.
Hugh Morgan Williams, Chairman, The Northern Way
Damian Collins, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Folkestone and Hythe
Nigel Fine, IET: Chief Executive
Anna Pretious, North Wales police: Environment and Energy Conservation Manager
Petra Wilton, Director of Policy and Research, CMI
The event will address the role of Government in helping businesses and public sector organisations cut their emissions over the coming decade:
What level of Government intervention is required to achieve the urgent change that we need?
How can we maximise the benefits to the economy?
Should we place different pressures on large businesses than small businesses?
What are the best incentives we can offer businesses to aim towards a low carbon future?
The business and public sectors account for around one-third of UK greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Carbon Trust, existing technological and energy efficiency measures can be used to deliver carbon abatement on a cost effective basis, to reduce emissions by 2020 by at least 20 per cent in non-domestic buildings-related energy use.